Third Eye Cabaret
Third Eye Cabaret at The Cellar, 8 Capitol St., runs 7 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday. It features song circles showcasing area singer/songwriters, plus three showcase spoken-word performances.
Clarksburg native Joe Limer, an award-winning poetry slam artist, will perform his work, and Albert Perrone will channel Lord Buckley's famous rap, "Hipsters, Flipsters and Finger Poppin' Daddies, Knock Me Your Lobes."
. Admission is by donation.
Photo essay presentation
Seneca 2 Forum will host photojournalist Roopa Gogineni at 7 p.m. Thursday at the India Center, 800 Green Road (off Corridor G). The Charleston native and regular Al Jazeera contributor will share a photo essay on Kenya's Mau Mau veterans, as well as her most recent project, a documentary about Somali journalists.
The veterans are freedom fighters who suffered horrific abuse by British colonial authorities in the early 1960s. Gogineni documented their quest for justice when they sued the British government earlier this year.
For more of Gogineni's work, visit www.roopagogineni.com
Children's open mic
Looking for something to occupy the kids during holiday break? Head to Unity of Kanawha Valley on the corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads at 6:30 p.m. Friday for the monthly Open Stage 4 Kids. Hosted by Ron Sowell and Sky Kershner, with guest host Spencer Elliott, it's open to performers ages 4 to 15.
Admission is free. The evening ends with pizza from Lola's at 7:30 p.m. Call 304-345-0021.
Seeking tattoo stories
Bluegrass Kitchen is putting together a month-long Valentines Celebration paying tribute to the tattoo and is seeking your tattoo stories. Owner Keeley Steele will compile a show of photography, artifacts and stories for an event on Feb. 10.
She suggests some stories: "Your first tattoo. Your last tattoo. The one you want badly, or the one you NEVER should have gotten. The one you got removed; the one you should get removed. The job you didn't get because of having them and the love you lost after getting one!"
Submit your story by Jan. 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "tattoo story."